Published on October 26th, 2018 | by Chuck50
[Expired] [New Round Targeted] Southwest Cardholders: Get 5,000 Points Bonus by Upgrading to Southwest Priority Credit Card
Deal has expired, view more Southwest deals by clicking here.
Update 10/26/18: A new round of people have been targeted. You can use this link to see if you are targeted. Deal is also now valid until December 31st, 2018. You can read our F.A.Q regarding this upgrade offer by clicking here. Hat tip to gwyrth
- Upgrade your Southwest credit card to the new Southwest Priority credit card and get a 5,000 RR points bonus if you make a purchase by September 30th.
The Fine Print
- Valid until 09/30/18 11:59 p.m. ET.
- You will qualify for and receive your bonus if you make a Purchase with your new credit card during the promotional period.
- “Purchases” do not include balance transfers, cash advances, travelers checks, foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers or similar cash-like transactions, lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, race track wagers or similar betting transactions, any checks that access your account, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, or fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable.
5/24 does apply to the Southwest Priority card so if you aren’t planning on ever signing up for the card directly it could make sense to upgrade and get the 5,000 points bonus. If the Southwest card is a keeper for you, it’s probably worth doing this upgrade offer; it’s just an extra $80 on top of the $69 Plus annual fee and you get 4,500 points higher annual bonus + $75 annual travel credit. So the math certainly makes sense to upgrade even without this 5,000 points bonus offer.
If you are under 5/24, it’s likely smarter to wait until you are eligible again for a Southwest bonus (24 months from when you received the last bonus), and apply for it directly.
Not sure if this offer is targeted or it’ll work for anyone with a Chase Southwest Plus or Premier personal credit card, let us know if you try. Seems to be a targeted offer. If it is targeted, try calling in and see if they allow the product change. Seems it’s a targeted offer. A Chase rep suggested the offer may roll out to more people via email in the coming weeks.
Thanks to reader Mark for sharing